About the bill
If China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea are trying to use spies at colleges to gain an edge on American technology and research, what steps should be taken?
The FBI has begun monitoring them, but institutions such as the Chinese military are believed to have benefitted from the intelligence.
What the legislation does
The Protect Our Universities Act aims to crack down on this issue, by:
- Requiring exchange students from four nations — China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia — to obtain a waiver after a background check from the Director of National Intelligence before participating in any “sensitive research ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2019
Length: 14 pages
What legislators are saying
“Banks Amendment Passes That Would Protect Sensitive University Research”
— Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3] (Sponsor) on Jul 1, 2020
“Rep. Banks’ Legislation Highlighted in RSC National Security Strategy”
— Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3] (Sponsor) on Jun 10, 2020
“NDAA Language Addresses Concerns Introduced by Rep. Banks’ Protect Our Universities Act”
— Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN3] (Sponsor) on Dec 12, 2019
Mar 12, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 18, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1091.
H.R. 1678 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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